Emeritus professor of English Dr. Tetsumaro Hayashi is pictured being recognized with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by Dr. Dan DiBiaso, Wilmington College, Ohio.
For 23 years, Hayashi was director of the Steinbeck Research Institute at Ball State, serving also as president of the International Steinbeck society from 1980 to 1994. While at Ball State, Hayashi hosted scores of visiting scholars and students from around the world who shared his interest in Steinbeck's works.
Following retirement from Ball State in 1993, Hayashi spent eight years as in
"Dr. Hayashi has done more to enhance Ball State's academic reputation in